Please Join These Families…
As you are probably aware, our parish has joined other parishes in the diocese in the capital campaign entitled’ “We Stand With Christ.” This is an effort that benefits not only diocesan initiatives of education, faith and charity, but will also allow our parish to attend to some long-term maintenance issues as well as improve the accessibility, comfort and safety of our parish campus.
This week I would like to cite the highlights of the three foundations established by this campaign. They will provide long-term, sustainable funds for Catholic Education, diocesan pastoral ministries and Catholic Charities in Fairfield County. Each of these is a 501(c)(3) corporation that is separate and distinct from diocesan assets. The monies collected will be managed by lay boards and are not subject to being used for any other than their stated purpose. This is the first time we are able to contribute toward the mission and ministry of the diocese and be certain that our donations will be used to fund those purposes we have chosen to support.
In order to reach our goal of $2,000,000., we are asking for your support. When you are asked, by a member of the committee, by a letter or during the In-Pew Collection on the weekend of October 5 and 6, please prayerfully consider a gift. Some families have already given to the campaign, and we thank them. Due to their generosity, we have already raised $ 1,250,000., so we are well on our way!
Please join these families that we might all have a part in the ongoing story of our wonderful parish. (When we attain the goal, the parish will receive $1,133,000. to allow us to make the repairs and improvements we need as we move into the future.) Please take a look at the renderings of some of the proposed parish projects at the front entrance of the church.